Our 2014 Mid-Year President’s Letter


SSRN delivered its 75 millionth full-text PDF download in late April and we are excited about our continued growth; 77 million to date. The SSRN eLibrary currently has 550,000 paper abstracts from 257,000 authors and received 64,000 new full-text submissions in the past year. We are also happy to be working with a diverse group of organizations to help them reach a broader audience.

SSRN’s CiteReader technology, built with ITX Corp., has extracted 9 million references and 9.1 million footnotes, and matched 5.9 million citations from our 455,000 full text papers. The References from Footnotes technology, which is an important benefit to legal scholars, has extracted 213,000 references.

Our mid-year distribution break is scheduled for Monday, 30 June 2014 through Sunday, 13 July 2014. During the break, SSRN’s abstracting eJournals will not be distributed so that we can expand the capacity and improve the performance of our servers. We will continue to provide support for downloads, submissions, and subscriptions but there will be periods of time during the break when the site is unavailable.

For any requests during the break, please contact customer support at SSRNSupport@SSRN.com or call toll free 877-SSRNHelp (877-777-6435). Outside of the United States, call +1 585 442 8170. We are available Monday through Friday between 8:30AM and 6:00PM, United States Eastern time.

We are always interested in your feedback about SSRN and our team loves to hear stories about how SSRN has impacted your life. Please contact me at Gregg_Gordon@SSRN.com or use our “Feedback to SSRN” link on most SSRN web pages.

Thank you for your continued support!